2016 Telemedicine Predictions

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The new year is approaching! What is in store for telemedicine in 2016? The CloudVisit team would like to wish all of our blog readers a very happy and safe new year! Here are some predictions for telemedicine for 2016:

 

  • The telemedicine market is expected to increase to $27.3 billion in 2016.
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  • Insurance reimbursement for telemedicine appointments will continue to expand on the state level. Legislation initiatives have started this past year, and will continue to develop into 2016.
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  • Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are expected to use telemedicine to improve patient care quality, as well as decrease costs and add patients to the program.
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  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services expects to incorporate 30 percent of telemedicine fee-for-service patients by the end of 2016.
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  • Facilities will make a significant effort to collaborate with hospitals, local providers and pharmacies to allow for accessible healthcare.
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  • Roughly 35 percent of employers have implemented telemedicine as an on-site option, and 12 percent more are planning to implement the setup in 2016-2017.
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We’re happy to see that telemedicine is expanding. As we always say – proper healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. Leveraging modern technology is essential for ideal care delivery.
 
Happy New Year!
 
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